Thursday, April 12, 2012

Interesting Careers



I hope you are enjoying the fun with these pictures this week. First, lets discuss yesterday's picture. There were lots of interesting and creative guesses, and then even a few right answers. The man worked for the census bureau. The machine he is sitting at was a Tabulator. It was an early version of what amounted to a mechanical computer and it allowed workers to tabulate the census easier and more accurately.

Now, I wonder what the man above does for a living?

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  1. An archaeologist? Maybe he has a pair of ancient giant matchsticks, or part of a mosaic. or who knows what?
    I once made some disastrous shortbread cookies that looked like that.

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  2. I think he is a fingerprint examiner who is examining two fingers that a burglar left behind in a butcher's shop while he was slicing himself some meat?

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  3. This is Harold Lattimer, chief quality control inspector for the Diamond Match Co. of Barberton, Ohio. He is shown here inspecting the phosphorus coating on the heads of the matches. Before technology was invented to miniaturize matches, they typically came in a book of two as seen here.

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    1. Nate, the great thing about your "guesses" is that you state your idea with such authority. It is so difficult to refute it. :)

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  4. He's checking for dimples and hanging chad from yesterdays vote tabulating machine.

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  5. I love this, not only do they tell what he is doing, but they have a whole story to go with it. Right down to the city. But they forgot to include the time of day.

    My guess is he is a stamp or coin collector from New York, and it is 2:15 in the afternoon, or maybe 2:16.

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  6. He works in a piano manufactoring company. He is the inspector for the hammers on the piano.

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  7. Grandpa,age 83, learning to text.

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  8. My son says he is a morgue worker trying to match up missing fingers after an explosion. My daughter thinks he is translating a miniature Rosetta Stone.

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  9. Jacob Rowntree in very early stages of development of the KitKat chocolate bar.

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  10. Geologist.
    Man, these job posts are tough.

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  11. Yep thats me and I ain't never gonna learn how to ah ...to...do whatever that is.

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  12. It seems like PJM is getting a lot more posts since he went away from the Verification

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  13. This guy is a magnifying glass inspector.

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  14. I think he is a cigar quality inspector.

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  15. I think he should make this a regular thing on Saturday to take the place of the defunct Mystery Person. I agree, DADD, lots easier to make a post now.

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  16. I love this Odd job Guessing Game! I think he is a Pawn Shop Broker checking out his merchandise. I have no idea what he is looking at!

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  17. he is holding what seemed to me a home kit-pregnancy test prototype!!!

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